For good meals, together

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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WHEN I THINK OF a truly good meal, an impossibly cozy atmosphere, and the best company, this photo immediately comes to mind. I took this in New York City, when Michelle and I visited the Fat Radish earlier this year. It was so cold and crisp that morning, and when we walked almost thirty blocks to lower Manhattan, from East Village to this restaurant near Chinatown, we were all but famished. I'd heard about the vegetarian restaurant through Cereal Mag, and as soon as we stepped in, and saw that well-documented beauty of a bicycle in the foyer, we knew the long trek was well worth it. And this was before our dish came. 

Aren't these colors so quintessentially autumn

Today is Thanksgiving, and while the meal we're having later today won't be documented quite like this, it'll be spent enjoying and participating in real time conversations nonetheless. This year, more than past years, I have so much to be thankful for. I've gotten to know such special, life-changing people, and I've held onto the ones who know me best, who remind me that material things in life are merely this- replaceable things. And more than ever, I understand the the necessity of disconnecting, and just living, just being present. Even if you don't celebrate this holiday, take the time to have a worthwhile meal with someone you care about. There is always enough time to sit down, enjoy good food, and let go of the outside world. And... now time to stuff myself silly with PIE. 


Happy Thanksgiving! 


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A little something

Friday, November 21, 2014




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& Other Stories feat. Lykke Li

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

-via Other Stories
LYYKE LI is the one female singer who I would pay copious amounts to see. Ridiculous amounts. Quite a few of my friends saw her perform this past summer, and believe me, I died a little more inside- every single time. With my luck, I'd fly to Europe, and she'd still be unreachable! 

Every couple weeks, I come back to one of her songs, be it "Love out of Lust", "I know Places", or "Little Bit", only to listen to every album consecutively. I savor the nights when I have time to work my way through each album, song by song, story by story. There's this incredible mix of tender emotion, relatability and total bad ass, don't care attitude she brings. Life goals, indeed. 


So... this is why I'm also a little ashamed that I didn't write about her collaboration with &Other Stories sooner! The collection she came out with is absolutely incredible. First the color pallet- black, creamy white, tans, and golds....swoon. Next the seamless cuts. I'm in love with the oversized cashmere sweater, white dress shirt, the loafers- really, everything can be mixed and matched in countlessly versatile ways, and that's when you know the choices are solid. Take a look at her collection here, if you haven't already!

And finally the video, edited to perfection, overplayed to a fault :





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New In: Oak and Fort

Friday, November 14, 2014

AUTUMN HUES brim my mind, with thoughts of both warmth and shadow this week. Here's a color pallet that reflects Earth's tones- of crisp leaves outside, of darkness found in shortening lengths of day. The season when chunky knit sweaters are the norm, when steaming mugs are held tight between fingers, and night becomes 5 pm strolls home in the fading light. Simple comfort and basics as the weather turns crisp- this is my favorite time for  dressing. The Album, "Metals" by Feist describes this feeling perfectly.

Today, I am so excited to announce a collaboration with Oak+ Fort, a contemporary clothing brand based in Vancouver, Canada. You might recall that I visited Gastown, Vancouver just a few weeks ago. Basically, amidst a handful of incredible menswear stores, I chanced upon Oak+Fort, and fell in love with the womenswear they carried. Little did I know, that a mere week after I returned home, they would be contacting me to feature some of my favorite pieces from their collection. You guys, selecting their clothing was no easy task. Take a look at their website, and you'll see what I mean. It's a minimalist's dream, a menswear-inspired haven. These are a few of the pieces I picked- I've already been wearing these sandals non-stop, so look forward to some styled posts soon! 

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